Capnography Web Resources
1. Baruch Krauss
Baruch Krauss, M.D. of Boston Children's Hospital, is President of the Capnography Society and one of the leading advocates of capnography in the prehospital setting.
He is also the author of an excellent capnography article that appeared in the January 2003 issue of JEMS, the Journal of Emergency Medical Services.
Capnography in EMS
2. Emergency Medical Services Magazine
March 2005 article from Emergency Medical Services Magazine
Capnography In Sedation and Pain Management
August 2004 article:
Capnography as a Predictor of the Return of Spontaneous Circulation
3. Bob Page - Riding the Waves
If you are ever at an EMS Conference and get a chance to attend one of Bob Page's classes, do it. He taught a 12-Lead class at the CCEMT-P course I took a number of years ago and he was great! Funny, engaging and very informative. He has been teaching a class on capnography called "Riding the Waves" that I would love to take. In the meantime, you can download his 35-page handout for the course at the following link:
Bob Page's Download Page
Click on "capnography."
While there also visit his Capnography Waveforms
Capnography.com is the most comprehensive capnography web site on the internet. Put together by Bhavani-Shankar Kodali M.D., an associate professor at Harvard Medical School, the site features everything from the science behind capnography to a wide array of sample wave forms. The site features a section called "Capnography in 911."
5. Biotel - Capnography Interpretation
This appendix, Capnography Interpretation comes from the BioTel Emergency Medical Service (EMS) System in Texas.
It does a nice job of capturing the basics in a short easy to understand format.
6. Capnography in the ER
Here is an excellent presentation by Rueben J. Strayer from McGill. The notes are very illuminating.
7. End-Tidal CO2 Monitoring
Here's a link to an excellent powerpoint presentation by Paramedic Eric Augustus:
End-Tidal CO2 Monitoring
8. Capnographic Wave Forms in the Mechanically Ventilated Patient
An interesting article on capnographic wave form interpretation from Respiratory Care, January 2005.
Capnographic Wave Forms
Oridion, a leading innovator in the capnography field, has capnography information on their web site.
Emergency Medical Services
10. Respironics Capnography CME
Respironics, one of the global leaders in capnography, offers a 1 hour Capnography CME on their web site. You have to create a user ID and password, then you can register for the capnography course, which is followed by a short quiz. In the end you can print out a CME certificate. I took the course, enjoyed it, and learned some new things about capnography. It does a very good job of describing the ventilation/perfusion mismatch issues. I recommend the class to everyone. Go to this web address to log in:
They also have capnography reference material posted at this site:
OEM Technologies Reference Library
Here's the link to a site with some information about computerized capnography and asthma research.
Capnography Research in Asthma
12. Wikipedia - Capnography
Here's the Wikipedia entry for capnography, which could use some expansion.
13. National Guideline Clearinghouse Capnography Guideline
The National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) is a comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents. NGC is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NGC was originally created by AHRQ in partnership with the American Medical Association and the American Association of Health Plans (now America's Health Insurance Plans [AHIP]).
The NGC mission is to provide physicians, nurses, and other health professionals, health care providers, health plans, integrated delivery systems, purchasers and others an accessible mechanism for obtaining objective, detailed information on clinical practice guidelines and to further their dissemination, implementation and use.
Capnography/capnometry during mechanical ventilation: 2003 revision and update.
14. Physio-Control Capnography
Link to some good articles:
Capnography: Clinical Training Information
15. Capnography as BioFeedback
Interesting link about using capnography as biofeed back to teach people how to control their breathing.
CAPNOGRAPHY, BIOFEEDBACK, AND BREATH COACHING
16. Critical Care Nurse CEU Article on Capnography
Measuring End-tidal Carbon Dioxide: Clinical Applications and Usefulness